by Millennia Ruth Lytle, ND
In order to cut cravings, eating breakfast everyday is essential. While you don’t have to eat a lot, it’s best if your breakfast fills a couple of important criteria for stabilizing blood sugar, improving mood, revving metabolism and energizing you. First: it should have protein. Protein repairs the body and increases metabolism. Second: Fiber. Fiber is the calorie-FREE carb that expands in your intestines, buffers sugar spikes and bulks stool. Lastly, you want to include something fresh with mood lifting nutrients to improve metabolism. Clean energy fruits and veggies are a must at every meal. Check out this recipe for Chia seed pudding that meets all these criteria, and them some!
Healthy Recipe: Chia Pudding
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup coconut milk/cashew/almond mylk (unsweetened)
3 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons shelled pistachios, chopped
2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds, blueberries, fresh mango slices or frozen peaches
1/2 tsp carob powder, dash of cinnamon, Sprinkle of Celtic sea salt or Himalayan
Instructions: Whisk together mylk, carob and chia seeds in a small bowl; refrigerate or cover overnight. Layer chia mixture with yogurt, and top with pistachios and pomegranate seeds.
Options: Swap out the milk for unsweetened apple sauce – so filling and delicious!
Dr. Millennia Lytle will be teaching an 8 week series (Thursdays, Sept. 24-Nov. 12, 5:45-7:45pm) entitled Eat for Meaning Now: Lose Weight and Change Your Body in Eight Weeks.